Through its Talking Stories/Cuentos que hablan, the Children’s Reading Alliance (CRA) brings people together through literature to share values and traditions and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a Zoom presentation at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
El Paso actor and musician Jonathan Contreras will perform “The Festival of Bones/El Festival de las Calaveras” by Luis San Vicente, with a story, music and audience participation in both Spanish and English “to explore the rich family traditions of the Borderland,” CRA said in a news release.
After the performance, the audience is invited to share their family traditions and participate in intergenerational conversation, CRA said. Participating families receive a copy of Vicente’s book.
The program is free and open to the public.
Talking Stories/Cuentos que hablan brings quality children’s literature to Doña Ana County, CRA said. Each month, families are invited to Zoom with a different local performing artist to share a story together and participate in a discussion.
The Oct. 15 presentation is the ninth story in a 10-part series of Talking Stories/Cuentos que hablan, told by local performers, produced by CRA and sponsored by the Las Cruces Bulletin, New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.